African Waist/Seed Beads with Adinkra & Fun Bell Charms, Multi-coloured, Adjustable 44- inch strand

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African Waist/Seed Beads with Adinkra & Fun Bell Charms, Multi-coloured, Adjustable 44- inch strand

£14.00

Material: Glass

1 in stock

multicoloured African waist beads, ready to wear, handmade from recycled glass in Ghana’s Krobo region, famous for bead-making and wearing, will make a great gift for a lady

the beads can be used for other projects too

Cotton cord without a clasp. Multicolours

various size beads ranging from 3mm to 9mm

I have attached 3 handmade brass charms: one fun bell and 2 adinkra symbols – Gye Nyame (belief if the Supreme God) and Bi Nka Bi (symbol of peace)

one strand, approx 44 inches long. You can reduce length by removing some beads, and the string has to be tied to secure it, in the traditional Ghanaian way.

You might have some leftover for say an anklet depending on your size

African waist beads are so named because in Ghana, they are worn by women and girls under clothing just below the waist line. Considered private and meant only for a husband’s eyes, in some cultures they are given as part of a girl’s dowry. The beads I used come from the ethnic group in Ghana famed for waist bead wearing. Buy authentic 🙂

It used to be that not every lady liked or wore them. Educated and urban women were less like to own waist beads. In recent years, however, there seems to be a resurgence in interest, a fashion statement even, in some cases no longer under one’s clothes but visibly above one’s jeans or bikini bottom.

Wear it however you like! It can be worn as necklace or multi-strand bracelet or anklet, even.